Located in a quiet cove near Port Askaig,over-looking the Paps of Jura Caol Ila is located in one of the most unexplored parts of the country.
Address :CAOL ILA,
Telephone : 01496 840207
Fax : 01496 302763
Owning Company : United Distillers
Production Status : Operational
Established : 1846
Source : Loch Nam Ban
Age when bottled :15 yrs
No. of Wash Stills :3
No. of Spirit Stills :3
Visitors per annum :2000
Nose :Light, fresh, slightly peated
Taste :Medium-bodied with a rounded flavour. Finishes smoothly. Not as heavy as some other Islays.
Comments : Popular after-dinner dram. Sherried bottlings are excellent.
Description :Caol Ila (pronounced 'Caal-eela') distillery stands in a picturesque setting at the foot of a steep hill, with a small pier, overlooking the Sound of Islay and Paps of Jura, and local wildlife includes seals and otters. It was built in 1846 by Hector Hend
Open all year, Mon-Fri by appt; at various times of the year the distillery is not in production although visitors are welcome and tours are provided..
Travel Directions to Caol Ila Whisky Distillery
Off A846, N of Port Askaig, Caol Ila (signposted), Islay.